Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107841 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) on 16/4/44, and Scott Field, Illinois (ATC) on 17/4/44. Then flown to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 19/4/44), and on to Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Florida (from 25/4/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route, as a 9th AF replacement aircraft, departing the USA on 7/5/44. The record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe) on 5/5/44, and GLUE 9AF R (Europe) on 19/5/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 573rd BS on 2/6/44. Belly landed on 6/10/44. Pilot 2nd Lt. Kenneth E Shoemaker. The aircraft was repaired. Crash landed again on 25/3/45 due to severe flak damage received on the mission to Dierdorf, Germany. This time the aircraft was written off. The aircraft flown by 2nd Lt. Hershel D Wilson had damaged hydraulics and the landing gear collapsed on landing. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL BD on 25/3/45. We also have this aircraft listed as 4L-S, but this needs confirmation.